Category Archives: Joint Knowledge

Joint Knowledge: Shoulder Impingement

The human shoulder is perhaps one of the most fascinating joints in the body. This joint has a simplistic structure where bones are concerned, a complex setup of soft tissues, and the most range of motion out of all joints. The shoulder can develop a series of problems, however, and shoulder impingement happens to be […]

Joint Knowledge: SLAP Tears

You may have heard about an injury known as a SLAP tear. This is an injury to the shoulder joint. The acronym SLAP stands for superior labrum anterior posterior. Let’s break this down to understand precisely what it means, and then we’ll look at symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention of SLAP tears.   What is […]

Joint Knowledge: Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s elbow (clinically called medial epicondylitis) is an injury to the elbow joint tendons. Golfer’s elbow is similar to tennis elbow, but it affects a different part of the elbow. Tennis elbow is an injury on the outside of the elbow. Golfer’s elbow, on the other hand, is an injury on the inside of the […]

Joint Knowledge: Dislocations and Subluxations

Dislocations happen commonly in ball-and-socket joints. These joints move freely in nearly any direction. The shoulder and hip are the primary ball-and-socket joints in the human body. However, this freedom of movement also leaves them prone to dislocation and subluxation injuries. This happens when the “ball” slips out of place and loses its connection with […]

Joint Knowledge: Common Hip Injuries Part II

Previously, we discussed hip injuries and looked at several different hip injuries. Today, we’re going to take a deeper dive and explore some of the most common specific injuries. Fractures of the Femoral Neck The hip is a joint that joins the femur (the thigh bone) with the pelvis. Both bones can be broken or […]

Joint Knowledge: The Spine

Your spine may be the second most important part of your anatomy, second only to the brain. The spine provides structure to our bodies, giving them shape and allowing them to withstand the forces of gravity. This is not the spine’s only job; it also protects the spinal cord, which connects the brain to the […]

Joint Knowledge: The Rotator Cuff

The shoulder is a remarkable joint!  It performs the upper body’s most powerful functions and allows for an intricate and complex range of motion. The muscles around the shoulder have been responsible, in part, for the rapid advance of primate evolution.   They are even important in human-to-human communication, helping convey frustration…   joy…   […]

Joint Knowledge: The Ankle

The ankle is a hinge joint made up of three bones: the tibia (shinbone) and fibula (the lateral bone of the leg), and the talus (foot bone). They two bones on the lower leg join with the talus to form the ankle joint.  In addition to the tibia, fibula, and talus, proper function of the […]

Joint Knowledge: The Hand and Wrist

The hand and wrist consist of 27 different bones. Unlike other bones in your anatomy, the physiology of your wrist and hand function to aid in movement. These joints move, roll, and maneuver so that you are better able to grasp objects, form feats of dexterity, and manage tasks that you likely never think about. […]

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